I run a day centre that is for people whoa re living with dementia or have memory loss problems.
- 11 July 2017
- South East
- Care, Domiciliary Care, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We supply a day care service for the community in the area. This can help those who are living with dementia and have memory loss problems as it gives them a place to go each day to get stimulation, socialisation, exercise, lunch and refreshments. This is also a service that provides daily respite for the families who are looking after their loved ones with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges to delivering this are if there is a problem with our transport that we can't collect them, if there is an issue with the building that we hold the day centre in. There could be potential conflicts between the members or the family members not happy with something that is going on with their loved one. Not forfilling the the members needs could cause challenge behaviours and a drop in numbers as a result.
To get all staff to be dementia friends and to invite the community to become dementia friends as well. This will be an on going project.
Organise a community networking event, which includes as many health care professionals and organisations that help those who are living with dementia and caring for people with dementia.
To include a more varied dementia related activities within the day centre for the members to enjoy, everyday that they are here.
- Being implemented